IBM launches operation software package for cities

Big Blue plans to integrate its various applications for cities into one offering as it attempts to tap into a growing market.

IBM will outline plans tomorrow to integrate its various applications for cities into one offering as it attempts to tap into a growing market.

In many respects, Big Blue is following the money. IDC reckons that information technology upgrades for cities will be worth $57 billion in 2014, up from $34 billion in 2011.

These cities are struggling with budget and infrastructure constraints as well as an influx of residents. IBM's plan is to take its software used in various projects--Rio, Memphis, and New York to name a few--and integrate them into one system dubbed the IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities.

Read more of IBM launches operation software package for cities at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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    Larry Dignan is editor in chief of ZDNet and editorial director of CNET's TechRepublic. He has covered the technology and financial-services industries since 1995.

     

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